An agent-mediated middleware service framework for e-logistics

Zongwei Luo, Minhong Wang, William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu, F. Tong, C. J. Tan

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Service-oriented computing promises an effective approach to seamless integration and orchestration of distributed resources for dynamic business processes along the supply chains. In this chapter, the integration and adaptation needs of next generation e-logistics which motivates the concept of a middleware integration framework are first explained. Then, an overview of a service oriented intelligent middleware service framework for fulfilling the needs is presented with details regarding how one can embed the autonomy oriented computing (AOC) paradigm in the framework to enable autonomous service brokering and composition for highly dynamic integration among heterogeneous middleware systems. The authors hope that this chapter can provide not only a comprehensive overview on technical research issues in the e-logistics field but also a guideline of technology innovations which are vital for next generation on-demand e-logistics applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent Systems in Electronic Business
EditorsEldon Y. Li, Soe-Tsyr Yuan
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781599045900
ISBN (Print)9781599045887
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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